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Mother Wore Tights (1947)

 |  Musical  |  September 1947 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Daddy
Mona Freeman ...
Iris
Connie Marshall ...
Mikie
Vanessa Brown ...
Bessie
Robert Arthur ...
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Grandmother McKinley
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Mr. Schneider
Ruth Nelson ...
Miss Ridgeway
Anabel Shaw ...
Alice Flemmerhammer
Stephen Dunne ...
Roy Bivins (as Michael Dunne)
George Cleveland ...
Grandfather McKinley
Veda Ann Borg ...
Rosemary Olcott
Sig Ruman ...
Papa
Lee Patrick ...
Lil
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Storyline

In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her talent, hires her for a "two-act", then marries her. Incidents of the marriage and the growing pains of eldest daughter Miriam are followed, interspersed with nostalgic musical numbers. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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In our family dad wore the pants but . . . Mother Wore Tights [Australia Theatrical]

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September 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Siempre en tus brazos  »

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Budget:

$2,727,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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The complete performance by Betty Grable and Dan Dailey of "(Rolling Down Bowling Green) On a Little Two-Seat Tandem" (music by Josef Myrow, lyrics by Mack Gordon) was cut from the film. Remaining is a partial song-and-dance reprise near the end of the movie. See more »

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A REMINDER OF MY YOUNG DAYS AT THE MOVIES. ALL HAPPY.
27 December 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A rollicking, cheerful musical about a vaudeville family and their adventures.

A classic and must see. Ask TCM or AMC to bring this back. You'll be glad you did. It is guaranteed to bring smiles and thoughts of simpler, happier times. Happy New Year.


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